Monday, January 24, 2011

Big House Project: Part 5

Here's the nearly finished roof, in Owens Corning lifetime architectural shingles, Estate Gray. There are two skylights, one in the sun room and one in Elliot's room.

As a refresher, here's what Elliot's room looked like before the skylight.

And here's Elliot's room soon after the skylight was installed. We kept his favorite toys and many of his clothes in the living room while Ed worked on the wall.

Ed designed and finished up the wall beautifully. It's a little hard to see here, because we decided to put the crib back in the same spot for now, but there's a nice deep ledge there. We're not sure yet what it will be. Play surface? Bookshelf? Window seat? Headboard/nightstands? (Probably a window seat. But there's lots of flexibility there.) It's amazing what a difference this makes -- the room is so nice and bright now.

Ed did some other interior finishing work that I didn't get pictures of. The ceiling in the upstairs bathroom, where it used to rain, needed to be replaced. Ed tore out the popcorn ceiling and found a layer of plastered drywall below it, most of which he was able to salvage. That's been fixed and painted now. The peaked roof of the sunroom made it necessary to move one of the windows in our bedroom closer to the rear of the house. Ed fixed that all up so it looks like the window was always where it is now.

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